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FACHA Fellow of the American College of Hospital Administrators FACOG Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology FACP Fellow of the American College of Physicians FACR Fellow of the American College of Radiology FACS Fellow of the American College of Surgeons FAD flavine adenine dinucleotide Fahr Fahrenheit FAI functional aerobic impairment FAMA Fellow of the American Medical Association F formula, formulary F fractional concentration (in dry gas phase) F French (catheter si ze) F make FA fatty acid fam doc family doctor FA femora l a rtery FAPHA FA field ambulance Fellow of the American Public Health Association FA filterable agent far fa rad, faradi c FA filtered air FAR FA fi rs t ai d immediate good function followed by accelerated rejection FA fluorescent antibody fasc bundle FA folie acid FASEB FA forearm Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology FA fortified aqueous (solution) FAT fluorescent antibody test FB fi ngerbreadth FA Franconi anemia FB foreign body FACA Fellow of the American College of Anesthesi ol ogi sts FBG fasting blood glucose FBS fasting blood sugar FC fl uorocytosine FCP final common pathway FACD Fellow of the American College of Oentists 41 fist FD fatal dose FD fibrinogen derivative FD focal distance FD freeze-dried FD50 median fatal dose FDA Food and Drug Administration FOC Act FOI volume of gas forcefully expired in one second FF fat free {diet) FF filtration fraction FF fixing fluid ff fo 11 owi ng ff force fl ui ds Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act FF fos ter father Federation Dentaire Internationale (International Dental Association) FFA free fatty acid FFC free from chlorine FFD focus to film distance {x-ray) FDP fibrinogen degradation product FFT flicker fusion threshold FE fatty ester FH family hi story Fe i ron FH fetal heart feb dur while the fever lasts FH FECG fetal electrocardiogram Frankfort horizontal {pl ane of skull) FeC1 3 ferric chloride FHR fetal heart rate FeCn ferricyanide FHS fetal heart sounds FEEG fetal electroencephalogram FHT fetal heart tones FEF forced expiratory flow fib fibrillation fem female FICD Fellow of the International College of Dentists fem intern inner thighs FICS Fellow of the International College of Surgeons FEP free erythrocyte protoporphyri n FIF formaldehyde induced fluorescence ferv boiling fi g fi gure Fe/TIBC iron saturation of serum transferrin FIGLU formininoglutamic acid FEV forced expiratory vol urne filt filter FIN fine intestinal needle fist fistula fi 42 fl flexion fort strong fl fluid found foundation FL focal length FP Federation Proceedings fla let it be done according to the rule FP flavin phosphate fld fluid fp freezing point fl dr fluid dram FPM filter paper microscopic (test) FLEX Federal Licensing Examination fps feet per second flor flowers FR flocculation reaction fl oz fluid ounce Fr French (catheter gauge) fluores fluorescent, fluorescence F&R force and rhythm (of pul se) FM flavin mononucleotide fract dos in divided doses FM frequency modulation frag fragile fm frequency modulation FRC fm make a mixture functional residual capaci ty FMF familial Mediterranean fever FRCP Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians FMG foreign medical graduate FRCP(C) FMH fat mobilizing hormone Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada FML fluorometholone FRCPE FMN flavin mononucleotide Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh FMR Friend-Moloney-Rauscher (vi rus) FRCP Fellow of the Royal (Glasg) College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow FN finger to nose (coordination test) FRCS(C) fn function Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada FNP Family Nurse Practitioner FRCSI fn p fusion point Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland FOB fiberoptic bronchoscopy FRCVS Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons fol 1eaves freq frequency Fellow of the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow FTI free thyroxine index ft lb foot pound Fried Friedman's (test for pregnancy) FTT failure to thrive frig refrigerator FU fecal urobilinogen FRJM full range joint movement Fu Finsen unit FU fl uorouraci 1 FROM full range of motion FU fo 11 ow- up FRS Fellow of the Royal Soei ety FUDR fluorodeoxyuridine FRS first rank symptoms (Schneider's) FUO fever of undetermined origin FRS furosemide fu p fusion point FS factor of safety FVC forced vi ta 1 ca paei ty FSD focus to skin distance (x-ray) FWR Fe 1i x-Weil reaction Fx frac ture FSGS focal segmental glomerulosclerosis FSH follicle stimulating hormone FSP fibrin split products Ft ferritin ft foot ft make ft2 square foot ft3 cubic foot FTA fluorescent treponemal antibody FTA-ABS fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption test F-TAG fast binding target attaching globulin FTC Federal Trade Commission ft c foot candle FRFPSG g 44 g acceleration of gravity GC glucocorticoid g gas GC gonococcus, gonococcal G gastrin Gc gonorrhea G gauss GC guanine cytosine G giga (prefix) g-cal G gingival gram calorie (small calorie) G good g-em gram-centimeter g gram, grams GDP guanosine diphosphate G Greek G Newtonian constant of gravitation GA gastric analysis GA general anesthesia GABA gamma-aminobutyric acid GAD glutamic acid decarboxy1 ase GAG glycosaminoglycans ga 1 ga 1actose gal gallon gal/min gallons per minute 2 g/d duration of use, example x 2/wk of GE gastroenterology gen general geom geometric GF glomerular filtrate GF globule fibril GFR glomerular filtration rate GG gamma globulin GG glyceryl guaiacolate GGE generalized glandular enlargement GGTP gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase GH growth hormone GHRF growth hormone releasing factor GHRIF growth hormone release inhibiting factor galv galvanic gang ganglion garg gargle GAS general adaptation syndrome GB gallbladder GB Guillain-Barre (syndrome) GHQ general health questionnaire GBM glomerular basement membrane GI gastrointestinal GBS gallbladder series GI glomerular index GC gas chromatography GI globin insulin GIBF gastrointestinal bacterial flora 45 GIGO garbage in, garbage out gnd ground GIP gastric inhibitory polypeptide G/N r glucose to nitrogen ratio GIS gastrointestinal series GOE gas, oxygen, ether GITT glucose insulin tolerance test GOK God only knows GIX An insecticidal compound, similar to DDT, but with fluorine replacing chlorine in the paraphenyl position GOR general operating room GOT glutamic oxalacetic transaminase gl gland, glands govt government GL greatest length GP general paresis GLC gas liquid chromatography GP general practice glc glaucoma GP general practitioner Glob globular, globulin GP group (muscle) glu glucose GP guinea pig glucur glucuronide GPB glossopharyngeal breathing glu ox glucose oxidase GPC gastric parietal cells GLV gross leukemia virus GPD glucose phosphate dehydrogenase glyc glycerin G-6-PD gm gram, grams glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase GMC General Medical Council (British) GPI general paralysis of the insane gm cal gram calorie (small calorie) GPM general preventive medicine GPN Graduate Practica!

FACHA Fellow of the American College of Hospital Administrators FACOG Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology FACP Fellow of the American College of Physicians FACR Fellow of the American College of Radiology FACS Fellow of the American College of Surgeons FAD flavine adenine dinucleotide Fahr Fahrenheit FAI functional aerobic impairment FAMA Fellow of the American Medical Association F formula, formulary F fractional concentration (in dry gas phase) F French (catheter si ze) F make FA fatty acid fam doc family doctor FA femora l a rtery FAPHA FA field ambulance Fellow of the American Public Health Association FA filterable agent far fa rad, faradi c FA filtered air FAR FA fi rs t ai d immediate good function followed by accelerated rejection FA fluorescent antibody fasc bundle FA folie acid FASEB FA forearm Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology FA fortified aqueous (solution) FAT fluorescent antibody test FB fi ngerbreadth FA Franconi anemia FB foreign body FACA Fellow of the American College of Anesthesi ol ogi sts FBG fasting blood glucose FBS fasting blood sugar FC fl uorocytosine FCP final common pathway FACD Fellow of the American College of Oentists 41 fist FD fatal dose FD fibrinogen derivative FD focal distance FD freeze-dried FD50 median fatal dose FDA Food and Drug Administration FOC Act FOI volume of gas forcefully expired in one second FF fat free {diet) FF filtration fraction FF fixing fluid ff fo 11 owi ng ff force fl ui ds Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act FF fos ter father Federation Dentaire Internationale (International Dental Association) FFA free fatty acid FFC free from chlorine FFD focus to film distance {x-ray) FDP fibrinogen degradation product FFT flicker fusion threshold FE fatty ester FH family hi story Fe i ron FH fetal heart feb dur while the fever lasts FH FECG fetal electrocardiogram Frankfort horizontal {pl ane of skull) FeC1 3 ferric chloride FHR fetal heart rate FeCn ferricyanide FHS fetal heart sounds FEEG fetal electroencephalogram FHT fetal heart tones FEF forced expiratory flow fib fibrillation fem female FICD Fellow of the International College of Dentists fem intern inner thighs FICS Fellow of the International College of Surgeons FEP free erythrocyte protoporphyri n FIF formaldehyde induced fluorescence ferv boiling fi g fi gure Fe/TIBC iron saturation of serum transferrin FIGLU formininoglutamic acid FEV forced expiratory vol urne filt filter FIN fine intestinal needle fist fistula fi 42 fl flexion fort strong fl fluid found foundation FL focal length FP Federation Proceedings fla let it be done according to the rule FP flavin phosphate fld fluid fp freezing point fl dr fluid dram FPM filter paper microscopic (test) FLEX Federal Licensing Examination fps feet per second flor flowers FR flocculation reaction fl oz fluid ounce Fr French (catheter gauge) fluores fluorescent, fluorescence F&R force and rhythm (of pul se) FM flavin mononucleotide fract dos in divided doses FM frequency modulation frag fragile fm frequency modulation FRC fm make a mixture functional residual capaci ty FMF familial Mediterranean fever FRCP Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians FMG foreign medical graduate FRCP(C) FMH fat mobilizing hormone Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada FML fluorometholone FRCPE FMN flavin mononucleotide Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh FMR Friend-Moloney-Rauscher (vi rus) FRCP Fellow of the Royal (Glasg) College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow FN finger to nose (coordination test) FRCS(C) fn function Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada FNP Family Nurse Practitioner FRCSI fn p fusion point Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland FOB fiberoptic bronchoscopy FRCVS Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons fol 1eaves freq frequency Fellow of the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow FTI free thyroxine index ft lb foot pound Fried Friedman's (test for pregnancy) FTT failure to thrive frig refrigerator FU fecal urobilinogen FRJM full range joint movement Fu Finsen unit FU fl uorouraci 1 FROM full range of motion FU fo 11 ow- up FRS Fellow of the Royal Soei ety FUDR fluorodeoxyuridine FRS first rank symptoms (Schneider's) FUO fever of undetermined origin FRS furosemide fu p fusion point FS factor of safety FVC forced vi ta 1 ca paei ty FSD focus to skin distance (x-ray) FWR Fe 1i x-Weil reaction Fx frac ture FSGS focal segmental glomerulosclerosis FSH follicle stimulating hormone FSP fibrin split products Ft ferritin ft foot ft make ft2 square foot ft3 cubic foot FTA fluorescent treponemal antibody FTA-ABS fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption test F-TAG fast binding target attaching globulin FTC Federal Trade Commission ft c foot candle FRFPSG g 44 g acceleration of gravity GC glucocorticoid g gas GC gonococcus, gonococcal G gastrin Gc gonorrhea G gauss GC guanine cytosine G giga (prefix) g-cal G gingival gram calorie (small calorie) G good g-em gram-centimeter g gram, grams GDP guanosine diphosphate G Greek G Newtonian constant of gravitation GA gastric analysis GA general anesthesia GABA gamma-aminobutyric acid GAD glutamic acid decarboxy1 ase GAG glycosaminoglycans ga 1 ga 1actose gal gallon gal/min gallons per minute 2 g/d duration of use, example x 2/wk of GE gastroenterology gen general geom geometric GF glomerular filtrate GF globule fibril GFR glomerular filtration rate GG gamma globulin GG glyceryl guaiacolate GGE generalized glandular enlargement GGTP gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase GH growth hormone GHRF growth hormone releasing factor GHRIF growth hormone release inhibiting factor galv galvanic gang ganglion garg gargle GAS general adaptation syndrome GB gallbladder GB Guillain-Barre (syndrome) GHQ general health questionnaire GBM glomerular basement membrane GI gastrointestinal GBS gallbladder series GI glomerular index GC gas chromatography GI globin insulin GIBF gastrointestinal bacterial flora 45 GIGO garbage in, garbage out gnd ground GIP gastric inhibitory polypeptide G/N r glucose to nitrogen ratio GIS gastrointestinal series GOE gas, oxygen, ether GITT glucose insulin tolerance test GOK God only knows GIX An insecticidal compound, similar to DDT, but with fluorine replacing chlorine in the paraphenyl position GOR general operating room GOT glutamic oxalacetic transaminase gl gland, glands govt government GL greatest length GP general paresis GLC gas liquid chromatography GP general practice glc glaucoma GP general practitioner Glob globular, globulin GP group (muscle) glu glucose GP guinea pig glucur glucuronide GPB glossopharyngeal breathing glu ox glucose oxidase GPC gastric parietal cells GLV gross leukemia virus GPD glucose phosphate dehydrogenase glyc glycerin G-6-PD gm gram, grams glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase GMC General Medical Council (British) GPI general paralysis of the insane gm cal gram calorie (small calorie) GPM general preventive medicine GPN Graduate Practica!

24 coef conc concentration or concentrated concis cut cond condense(d) ca rbohydrate cond cond it ion COHb carboxyhemoglobin conf conference COHgB carboxyhemoglobin cong congress col strain cong ga 11 on colat strained con gen congenita 1 COLO chronic obstructive lung disease congr congruent coll college conjug conjugated or conjugation co 11 eyewash cons keep co11 ut mouthwash const constant co11yr an eye wash cont continue comb combinat ion contin continue(d) comm committee cont rem let the medicine be continued commn commission, commissioner COPD commun dis communicable disease chronic obstructive pulmonary disease CDPP comp compare, comparative, comparab le cyclophosphamide, vincristine, procarbazine, and prednisone comp composition coq boil comp compound coq s a boil properly compd compound CoR congo red compet competition corr corrected compl complete, completed cort cortex compl complication cos cosine complic complicating, complication(s) coul coulomb CP candle power Comt catechol-o-methyl transfera se CP capi 11 ary pressure CP cerebellopontine coef coeffi ci ent coeff coefficient COEPS cortical originating extrapyramidal system COH 25 CRAB CP cerebral palsy CPIB chlorophenoxyisobutyrate cp chemi ca lly pure CPK creatinine phosphokinase CP ch l oropuri ne cpm counts per minute CP ch l oroqui ne and primaqui ne CPN chronic polyneuropathy CP constant pressure CPP cyclopentenophenanthrene CP cor pulmonale CPR cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation CP creatine phosphate CPR CP cyclophosphami de cardiopulmonary resuscitation cps counts per second cps cycles per second CPSC Consumer Product Safety Commi ss ion c parvum teaspoon or teaspoonful CPT combining power test CPB cardiopulmonary bypass CPZ chlorpromazine CPB competitive protein binding CR chest and right arm CPC chronic passive congestion CR closed reduction CPC clinicopathologic conference CPD cephalopelvic disproportion CPD citrate-phosphate-dextrose cpd compound CPE cytopathi c effect CPEHS Consumer Protection and Environmental Health Service CPH Certificate in Public Hea lth CPHA Committee on Professional and Hospital Activities GPI constitutional psychopathic i nferi ori ty CPI coronary prognostic index para-aminohippurate clearance CPAP continuous positive ai rway pressure CR elot retraction CR coefficient of fat retention CR colon resection CR complete remission CR complete response CR conditioned reflex CR conditioned response Cr cranial Cr creati ni ne CR cresyl red CR critical ratio CR crown-rump length CRAB Central Registry at Bethesda 26 CRD cs cs corticosteroid CS current strength CS cycloserine C&S culture and sensitivity crown-rump length CSD cat scratch disease CRM cross-reacting material CSF cerebrospinal fluid CRNA Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist CSFP cerebrospinal fluid pressure CRO cathode ray oscilloscope CSF-WR CROS contralateral routing of s ignal CS!

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